This New Beach Inspired Model Home is a Must See! Image

This New Beach Inspired Model Home is a Must See!

By Jo-Ann Capelaci on Aug 12, 2015

Nestled close to the city in the quiet community of Pickering is the site of a special enclave of 18 new homes. It was a pleasure to design this model home with Williamsberg Estates. We join in the same common goal for our clients; a passion for great design, attention to detail and remarkable value.

For those of you that follow my blog posts, you may know that I like to theme models with colour and style. This model was designed with soft grays, warm whites and deep dramatic blue/grays. Throughout the home you will see hints of the beach with sea shells, birds and natural elements.


The 10’ ceilings afford the opportunity to stack upper cabinets for an impressive effect. We chose soft gray perimeter cabinets with a dark blue/gray painted island. We also mixed countertop finishes using Caesarstone and granite.

We wanted the model to look grand as well as be welcoming. The ceiling detail in the family room mixed with large scale, comfortable, livable furniture was used to successfully achieve this feeling.


Do you like to entertain or invite friends and family for gatherings? If so, this dining area will be sure to capture your attention. Comfortable seating and surroundings allow the opportunity to enjoy hours of lively conversation and good food around the massive dining table. Deep pops of colour in the ceiling cultivate an enveloping mood.


Some of the options I was able to incorporate into the design of the model are often only available with custom builders (Williamsberg builds custom homes). Their attention to detail can be seen in the ensuite bath with the customized vanity cabinets, lighting options and free standing tub.

We welcome you to take a drive to Anderson Enclave in Pickering to view the model home. Perhaps you are looking for an exceptional new home or just want to get some great ideas. Either way we welcome you! Look for future posts about this model home to learn some of our designer tips and ideas.


Jo-Ann Capelaci is president and principal interior designer of Colours & Concepts. The company specializes in model homes and colour and upgrade selections for builders. They have been helping new home buyers choose finishes for their homes for over 20 years. Jo-Ann is dedicated to helping new home buyers create a model home feeling in their new home. Look for future articles on other topics to assist in decorating and designing your new home.

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